Ile-de-France is a large and popular region to visit in the north of France, east of Normandy and west of Champagne-Ardenne, and is where you will find the capital city of Paris. This region has 8 departments and is named as such because the rivers Beuvronne, Marne, Oise and Seine surround the region like an island. Paris is known for its art and French flair for fashion, well known designers, for culture, architecture and for the excellent French cuisine – the city is known for being romantic and is always worth a visit. Stroll from your apartment or villa in Ile-de-France down the Champs-Élysées boulevard to admire the fascinating Arc de Triomphe and to of course visit the most famous site in France, the Eiffel Tower. For an atmospheric evening of entertainment book your seats at 'Moulin Rouge' in Montmartre, where you will enjoy the show and watch the talented dancers.
Ile de France accommodation – perfect for a family holiday to Disneyland
Especially for families with smaller children, self catering Ile de France accommodation is a good way to spend your holidays. A treat for Disney fans and something that families with children will always love is a visit to the wonderful Disneyland Paris, where you can experience the magical feel and meet the Disney characters from your childhood. Stars such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Snow White and Peter Pan which have all touched the hearts of visitors will be there to greet you, and this will also be an exciting trip for the younger guests who will experience the magical world of Disney for the first time. If you're in search of some more from Disneyland, why not consider booking a holiday rental property in Orlando, Florida to see more of Mickey and his friends?
Discover the history of Paris during your stay in holiday rentals
The famous towns of Versailles and Saint Denis are also worth visiting during your stay in Paris villas. The garrison town of Versailles is well known to tourists and is one of the most important cities in France. The absolute highlight of your stay in a holiday home or villa in Ile-de-France is the magnificent Palace of Versailles, where the famous Sun King Louis XIV lived in the 17th Century. Saint Denis is found to the north of Paris located in the suburbs. The city has a special atmosphere and is considered to be the centre of Islam in France. A beautiful site to visit in the city is the former abbey church of Saint Denis, which was dedicated to the patron saint of Paris. Today it is known as a very beautiful piece of Gothic architecture.